The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen said that he believes more people are dying now in the country from indirect effects of the war.
Alexandre Faite pointed to more than 2,000 deaths from cholera and acute watery diarrhea in a little over six months, a crumbling health system, almost no power in most towns, and the absence of key commodities or their availability only at very high prices.
Faite told a small group of reporters Friday that he has been traveling to capitals including Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Washington to deliver the message that "the situation in Yemen and the results of indirect effects of the hostilities are really dire."
Meanwhile, three years after the Saudi-led coalition entered the conflict, civilians remain trapped in the middle of a cross fire, with dwindling supplies of basic amenities and a lack of access to sufficient water, sanitation and food.
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